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Woman, Daughter Drowns In UAE In Apparent Suicide

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An Asian woman and her young daughter drowned on Wednesday afternoon off the beach at Al Jazeera Al Hamra, United Arab Emirates, a police official said.

Police investigations confirmed the woman, 23, committed suicide and took her three- year-old daughter into the sea with her. The woman’s husband said earlier that day his wife had phoned him at work and threatened to drown herself and their daughter.

He arrived in time to see his wife clutching his daughter and walking into the sea but he managed to persuade her to go home with him.

He thought he had calmed her down and she claimed to have abandoned her suicide bid so he decided to return to work. However, on his return he started to have doubts his wife had meant what she said and decided to return to the family home — when he found the house empty he raised the alarm and a search was instigated. Neighbours and a security guard helped him look and it was the guard who discovered the two bodies on the beach. The woman’s shocked husband collapsed at the scene.

Brigadier Abdullah Khamis Al Hadidi, director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), said the operations room received a call at 2.30pm saying two bodies had been washed ashore by the current. Their bodies were transferred to the forensic laboratory for an autopsy, Brig Al Hadidi added.

The woman’s husband told police that his wife had tried to commit suicide on numerous occasions, once she set herself on fire but he managed to rescue her.

Police investigations revealed that the couple had been having marital problems for a long time.

Medical reports and a police investigation confirmed it was suicide.

Brig Al Hadidi urged people to solve their disputes rationally by talking to each other and not to take their life, which is against Islam and the law. He said the woman’s husband was suffering psychologically due to losing both his wife and child and now needs medical care.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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Donald Trump and wife, Melania Trump

President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

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On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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President of Mali, N’Daw, coup leader, Goita

Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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